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    SADOW: Schedler’s All Wet On Those AFP Vote-Shaming Postcards

SADOW: Schedler’s All Wet On Those AFP Vote-Shaming Postcards

Louisiana’s Sec. of State Tom Schedler seems all out of whack about a constitutional exercise, for reasons that don’t appear obvious or even fathomable, as the first phase of the

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    SADOW: There Just Aren’t Enough ‘Juror 68’s’ Left In Louisiana For Edwin Edwards To Win

SADOW: There Just Aren’t Enough ‘Juror 68’s’ Left In Louisiana For Edwin Edwards To Win

If we needed any confirmation of why Democrats have fallen from any meaningful power in Louisiana, we need only observe the intervention of the base upon which it dominated state

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    SADOW: Tyler In Control Of Off-Script Shreveport Mayoral Race

SADOW: Tyler In Control Of Off-Script Shreveport Mayoral Race

Most remarkably, to date the 2014 Shreveport’s mayor race has refused to play to form, but it probably will do so in its last stage. As the year began, state

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    SADOW: Obamacare’s Havoc On Substitute Teachers

SADOW: Obamacare’s Havoc On Substitute Teachers

Like herpes, the Patient Protection and (Un)Affordable Care Act, known derisively as “Obamacare,” is the gift that keeps on giving, this time threatening to bring additional injury to Louisiana taxpayers

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    SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

Drowned out in elections hoopla was the annual fall exercise of members of the Louisiana Legislature’s transportation committees hitting the road to solicit input on funding transportation items. In the

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    SADOW: The St. George Story Shows We Need Incorporation Reform In Next Year’s Session

SADOW: The St. George Story Shows We Need Incorporation Reform In Next Year’s Session

With the incorporation petition for the proposed municipality of St. George undergoing vetting for validity, that very process plagued with political ambiguity, the Louisiana Legislature would act wisely to reform the

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SADOW: We’ve Probably Seen The High-Water Mark For Rob Maness

  SADOW: We’ve Probably Seen The High-Water Mark For Rob Maness

Defeated Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness apparently on his terms endorsed Rep. Bill Cassidy for that office. Which leads to

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SADOW: UNO’s Political Science PhD Program Is Worth Keeping

  SADOW: UNO’s Political Science PhD Program Is Worth Keeping

We interrupt an important election season and therefore also a steadily-building backlog of local and state policy issues that deserve

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SADOW: Still More Tax Votes Coming For Shreveporters

  SADOW: Still More Tax Votes Coming For Shreveporters

OK, the good news is Shreveport got through 15 ballot items in recent conducted election, including one that would have

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SADOW: Louisiana Loses If Eric Skrmetta Doesn’t Win In The Runoff

  SADOW: Louisiana Loses If Eric Skrmetta Doesn’t Win In The Runoff

Even as Democrats and liberals went into retreat nationally in elections earlier this week, including the disastrous showing of Louisiana’s

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SADOW: Mary Is On Life Support

  SADOW: Mary Is On Life Support

Such was the Republican wave Nov. 4 that, had one not known the date, upon hearing Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s

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SADOW: Landrieu’s Survival Depends On GOP Complacency

  SADOW: Landrieu’s Survival Depends On GOP Complacency

With Louisiana’s Senate and Fifth and Sixth Congressional District contests likely unsettled this week, a past pairing of Senate and

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SADOW: Financial Disclosures Show Who’s Who In Shreveport Mayor’s Race

  SADOW: Financial Disclosures Show Who’s Who In Shreveport Mayor’s Race

With the filing of campaign finance reports for Shreveport’s mayoral candidates, it becomes clearer which factions have lined up behind

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SADOW: With RaceGate, Mary’s Going All In For A Win On Tuesday

  SADOW: With RaceGate, Mary’s Going All In For A Win On Tuesday

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s mushrooming desperation over retaining a spot in the Senate is

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SADOW: Cassidy Plodded His Way To A Debate Victory

  SADOW: Cassidy Plodded His Way To A Debate Victory

So you could watch the decisive game of the 2014 World Series, some of us watched the desperation dripping from

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SADOW: The Numbers Don’t Show Any Big Last-Minute Surge For Landrieu

  SADOW: The Numbers Don’t Show Any Big Last-Minute Surge For Landrieu

Registration statistics are in for eligibility to vote on Nov. 4, and early voting has concluded. Do they tell us

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SADOW: Maness And Landrieu Both Profit From The Cassidy-As-RINO Meme

  SADOW: Maness And Landrieu Both Profit From The Cassidy-As-RINO Meme

Republicans, conservatives, and their Senate standard-bearer Rep. Bill Cassidy would rather win that seat sooner than later. Democrats, liberals, and

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SADOW: 14 Constitutional Amendments Is Far Too Many

  SADOW: 14 Constitutional Amendments Is Far Too Many

Yes, voters are getting plenty of rest ahead of Nov. 4, in order to complete the sprint that will be

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SADOW: More Rigor Is Needed In Louisiana’s Teacher Evaluations

  SADOW: More Rigor Is Needed In Louisiana’s Teacher Evaluations

As the state continues to review accountability measures for teachers and schools, new data out last week confirms that greater,

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